Andy Murray was eliminated from Wimbledon 2017 on Wednesday. The No. 1 tennis player in the world was defeated by his American rival, Sam Querrey, as the British champion was affected by a hip injury. Now, many doubt if Murray would be able to win another Grand Slam in his career.
Soon after Andy Murray was beaten at the elite tennis championship, Novak Djokovic withdrew from his match due to an elbow problem. The No. 2 player in the world was the 10th player to retire from Wimbledon 2017 due to injury.
According to the New York Times, both Murray and his Serbian counterpart might be unavailable for the U.S. Open in August. They are going to announce their schedule only after reassessing their health. Before the American championship, Murray is also scheduled to play in Montreal and Cincinnati next month.
Many believe there is now a question mark over the 30-year-old’s career. They doubt if Andy Murray would be able to win another Grand Slam. There are speculations if this is Andy Murray’s “beginning of the end.”
Boris Becker has some words of motivation for the British champion. The German tennis veteran asked Murray to take care of his health without worrying much about the possibility of playing at the U.S. Open. According to the three-time Wimbledon champion, Murray would have the Australian Open in January 2018 even if he missed the American tournament.
Becker gave examples of players like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Venus Williams to say that tennis players would get better with age. Nadal withdrew from the French Open 2016 due to injury, only to get back this year and win it. Even Federer did not play for many months last year. Yet, he managed to win the Australian Open 2017.
According to Becker, Murray would not be able to win a Grand Slam if he moved the way he did at Wimbledon 2017. He might manage to reach the quarters. But, a No. 1 player like him enters a tournament only to win it, Becker told the BBC.
Boris Becker, who happens to be Novak Djokovic’s mentor, said Murray must get back to his 100 percent before entering a tournament. Murray’s top position is not under threat at the moment, as the one who could dethrone him is also suffering from injuries.
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